Screen Rage

Disney is set to debut several episodes of a new show aimed at preschoolers on tablets first. And that probably makes sense. That’s where the kids are. According to a new study, 75% of kids under the age of 8 use mobile devices. And more than a third of kids under the age of two have used them.

+ While kids are playing, adults at game companies are watching. And the main goal of those adults is to get the kids to play longer and spend more.

+ Pediatricians are suggesting that parents set limits on their kids’ screen time. Most parents I know have trouble limiting their own screen time. Do as I say, not as I swipe.

+ “Anyone who’s been within a thousand miles of one can tell you … There is no tantrum like a Put-Down-the-iPad Tantrum.” Here’s a piece I wrote on this topic: Screen Rage is the New Road Rage.

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